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    Poson festival in Sri Lanka

    Poson poya is the famous religious festival and celebrated by Buddhist people and one of the most popular festivals in Sri Lanka. This poya celebrate in the month of June. The Poson Festival commemorates the conversion of Sri Lanka to Buddhism in the 3rd century BC. Illuminations and processions take place all over the country, but the best place to see the festival is at Mihintale, Because Arahant Mahinda converted the then ruler, King Devanampiya Tissa, and his court to Buddhism, thereby setting in motion a series of events that finally made Sri Lanka the home of Theravada Buddhism. Poson Poya is a holiday in Sri Lanka and families visit…

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    Esala festival in Sri Lanka

    Esala poya is the famous religious festival and celebrated by Buddhist people and one of the most popular festivals in Sri Lanka. And it is several important events in the history of Buddhism, the Buddha’s first sermon, Known as the “Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta” this sermon was delivered to His five disciples Kondangna, Wappa, Bhaddiya, Mahanama and Assaji at Isipathanaya in Benares, and the arrival of the Tooth Relic in Sri Lanka. Another important event in the, Esala Poya is the night in which the Prince Siddhartha was conceived in the womb of his mother Queen Maha Maya. Esala Full Moon Poya is also the day in which Prince Siddhartha renounced his royal lifestyle.…

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    Ramazan festival in Sri Lanka

    Ramadan or Ramazan is the famous religious festival and celebrated by Muslim people and one of the most popular festivals. At present people dress up in beautiful and new clothes or their best outfits and ladies decorate their hands from mehendi colours. It is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. But fasting is obligatory for adult Muslims, except those who are suffering from an illness, travelling, elderly, pregnant, breast feeding, diabetic chronically ill. And also they fasting are done on behalf of poor people. Fasting for Muslims during Ramadan typically includes the increased offering of prayers…

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    Deepawali festival in Sri Lanka

    Devali or Deepawali is the famous religious festival and celebrated by Hindu people and one of the most popular festivals. The meaning (Hindi language) of Deepawali, a line of oil lamps. Its celebration includes millions of lights shining on house tops, outside doors and windows, around kovil and other buildings in the communities and countries where it is observed. As well as before Diwali night; people clean, renovate and decorate their homes and on Diwali night; people dress up in beautiful and new clothes or their best outfits. At night they illuminate using lamps and candles inside and outside their home and participate in family prayers typically to Lakshmi the…

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    Vesak Festival in Sri Lanka

    This is famous religious festival among the Buddhists. People of other faiths too join the Buddhists to celebrate it. On this day we commemorate the three important events of Load Buddha’s life – the birth, renunciation and attaining Nirvana. His birth occurred on a Poya Day in the garden of Lumbini in India. He was a great philosopher who showed us how to control our body with a sound mind. He said “mind is chief and they are all mind-made”. Hence to celebrate this great person’s three events people do many things. They whitewash the temples, dagabos, clear the temple premises etc. They also organize competitions on essays, singing, and…

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    Christmas Festival in Sri Lanka

    Christmas is a famous religious festival and celebrated by Christian people. It is held in December and commemorates the birth of Lord Jesus Christ. They are celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ on the 25th of December every year. This holy birth took place in Bethlehem. Therefore they make a crib shed symbolize this. As well as they make the traditional Christmas tree and decorate it with toys, bells and illuminate it with colorful lights. In the ancient time the Saint Clare offered gifts for the poor children, therefore every Christmas day the gifts are given to celebrate. And also they buy new clothes for children and give them presents…

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    Esela Perahera in Sri Lanka

    Esala perahera is one of the most outstanding cultural processions in Sri Lanka. This is held in August. This traditional pageant is held to respect the Tooth Relic of Load Buddha. This is organized by the Dalada Maligawa in Kandy. The Diyawadana Nilame (Mr. NIlanga Deala Bandara) is the main character. This is held annually. There are about 1000 dancers, drummers and Nilames participate in Esala perahera. There are many rituals and conventions are held before the Perahera. The five Devalas get together and the Perahera walks along the street at night few days. The most respectful event is the famous tusker carries the Tooth Relic casket on its body.…

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    Sinhala & Tamil New Year Festival in Sri Lanka

    There are many cultural festival is can be seen both religious and traditional festivals. The one is New Year which is celebrated by Sinhala and Tamil people. It falls 13th and 14th of April (also known as the month of Bak) in every year. Some special events are connected with astrology. According to auspicious time the kindling fire on hearth, Trans action, anointing and leaving for professions are some of them. New year seasons cold the spring time, some of the main objectives are the peace and harmony among the people and the prosperity in the country. Some traditional milk rice, bunch of banana and other sweet meats are prepaid and offer…